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Honoring the Black Family: Black History Month at Trexler Library

by Katelyn Q. Manwiller Feb 11, 2021

Trexler Library is honoring Black History Month with a display in our lobby, The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity. This display corresponds with the annual theme for Black History Month and depicts Black families in pop culture and our book collection. 

Each year the Association for the Study of African American Life and History chooses a topic for recognition during February. The ASALH centers the Black family in this year’s theme because it “has been a topic of study in many disciplines—history, literature, the visual arts and film studies, sociology, anthropology, and social policy. Its representation, identity, and diversity have been reverenced, stereotyped, and vilified from the days of slavery to our own time.” You can find more about the theme on this ASALH poster.

The display will be up in the library through the month of February. You can also find all the books mentioned in our display on our Black History Month guide.